LET: 2021 Aramco Team Series - New York Apr 7, 2021 4:01:18 GMT
Post by philknj on Apr 7, 2021 4:01:18 GMT
This is slated for May 27 thru May 29 (Saturday finish). It was announced months ago, but I still can't find any hints online as to where it will take place. The LET website only says "New York" as the city location. If it really takes place within the city limits, that greatly limits where it will be. FYI, a course associated with Agent Orange is within the city limits.
A field of 108 is posted, but it includes 17 blank entries. The LPGA is playing a match play event in Vegas on May 26-30, which would leave a lot of players with nothing to do ... I can think of one who will definitely play in NYC, Laura Davies.
Regarding the "team" angle, here are the details in the various news reports:
Teams of four will compete in the tournaments, each one played over 54 holes. Captains will recruit one fellow Tour pro through a draft system similar to the NFL and NBA. Another Tour professional will be selected at random, while all teams will include one amateur player. Prize money for the winning team will be split between its three pro members.
Therefore, I assume the total field will be 144 ... 36 teams with three pros and one amateur. That's a lot of amateurs. How good will they be? Where will they come from? That's a lot people turtling around a golf course for three days and what if there is weather delay? If it's really a field of 108 (27 teams of three pros and one amateur), then the LET will have to cut some pros off the field they currently have posted. All I can do is guess and speculate, as the LET website has nothing concrete.
There are four of these types of tournaments ... the other three will be in London (July), Singapore (October) and Jeddah (November).